Gemalto, UTCID work together to improve security, identity and privacy

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Gemalto has entered into a partnership with the Center for Identity at the University of Texas at Austin (UTCID) to further efforts in research and education on identity management, privacy and security.

UTCID was established in 2010 to educate industry players and the public, forecast threats, and share best practices. With this partnership, Gemalto and UTCID will focus on the following research topics to provide new options for industry players: biometrics as a solution for identity management and authentication; benefits and application of digital driver’s licenses; transforming the airport and travel experience, and; securing identity in mobile banking and online commerce.

With this partnership, Gemalto hopes to bring more awareness and education to the industry, and ensure biometrics be more readily available for both government and commercial applications.

“Our partnership with Gemalto provides the expertise our students and faculty need to continually enhance our research efforts,” commented Suzanne Barber, Director of Center for Identity. “We look forward to learning from each other and collaborating to bring a heightened level of education.”

In September, Gemalto revealed that its biometric ePassport technologies are currently being used in over 30 different countries, including Algeria, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Norway, Singapore, Sweden and the United States.

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